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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Nov. 13, 2021

Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkey, other developments

Burak Bir   | 13.11.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Nov. 13, 2021

ANKARA

Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.

Coronavirus and other developments in Turkey

Turkey has administered more than 118.2 million coronavirus vaccine doses since launching a mass immunization campaign in January, according to official figures.

More than 55.7 million people have received their first dose, while over 49.5 million are fully vaccinated, said the Health Ministry.

The ministry also reported 23,637 new cases, while 217 patients have died from the disease in the past 24 hours.

Turkish coast guard units rescued dozens of asylum seekers pushed back into Turkey’s territorial waters by Greece.

The president of the European Council thanked Turkish authorities for support in tackling the migration crisis at the EU's borders with Belarus.

COVID-19 updates worldwide

More than 7.41 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University.

Active cases in Germany hit a record of 395,300, according to official data.

The Turkic Council will donate 2.5 million vaccine doses to Africa, including 2 million from Turkey, said its president.

The head of the World Health Organization said injustices in coronavirus vaccine distribution and access “is a scandal that must stop now."

Other global developments

The fourth annual Paris Peace Forum kicked off as world leaders gathered for the three-day conference initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron to examine and provide solutions to some of the globe’s most pressing problems.

At least two people were killed and 15 were wounded when an explosion tore through a mosque in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province during Friday prayers.

Germany sharply criticized Bosnian Serb politician Milorad Dodik for recent moves seeking to dissolve Bosnia and Herzegovina.

NATO "strongly" condemned Belarus for "artificially creating" a migrant crisis "for political purposes."

Two Russian servicemen were killed in a skydiving accident during a military drill in Belarus.

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